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“Pearl of Chicago”

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Best Western River North Hotel
Ranked #100 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Bloomington, Indiana
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Pearl of Chicago”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This hotel is "accommodation perfect" for a weekend in Chicago. The staff is remarkably friendly and helpful. The parking is a HUGE perk. The free breakfast is absolutely delicious. You actually have a choice of 4 meals. We tried 3 of the 4 and they were all very good. The room was small, but ample for a comfortable stay. Can't say enough good things about this hotel. I will definitely stay here again next time I need a room near Moody Bible Institute and downtown. My only complaint (and this is not the fault of the hotel) is because it's located downtown, the outside noises (such as sirens and partiers) are a bit much for folks who are from much smaller towns and not used to "big city noises".

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
We are so very grateful for the review! Thank you for sharing your experiences and we're really glad you enjoyed your stay so much. We love to hear all the compliments! We'd love to see you again on your next trip, and if there's anything we can do to help you plan a great time in Chicago, just let us know.

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Chicago, United States
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

I was pretty satisfied with my stay here. The room wasn't too extraordinary but everything was comfortable and functional. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. Really close to downtown and within walking distance of where I needed to be. I would stay here again, it's worth the price.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

This is the only place we stay when in Chicago for probably the past ten years or so. Fair price and great location, with wonderful restaurants and shopping nearby. Free parking and you're walking distance or short cab ride from anywhere you need to go. Wallis is the best! He takes great care of all the guests.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thank you very much for the review. I'd like to especially thank you for your patronage over the past decade. We love what we do and returning guests are a JOY to see time and again. But you probably know that through your interactions with Wallace! We look forward to continuing to serve your time in Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Very nice hotel and the best part the parking was free. Rooms were clean and nice size. Beds were comfortable. Close to Michigan Avenue and great restaurants. Close to Millennium Park where we ran the Hot Chocolate 5K the next day. I had stayed at 3 different Best Westerns this summer and received a free voucher for my Chicago stay. Pretty excellent deal plus the hotel was great. Hope they do this promotion again so I can stay here next November for the race.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with other travelers. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and found our location really convenient for your needs. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Stayed for 4 nights. Hotel is older and a little worn but clean and location can't be beat. Free parking is a huge selling point. Free & fast internet. Friendly, professional staff. Not fancy but has all the amenities you'll find anywhere else, just more low-key. I'd recommend/stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Hello,
We stayed at your hotel for a weekend and thought it was terrific! Great location to all the great spots! Very clean and super friendly staff! Big thanks to Wallace for his tips on where to eat!

Room Tip: Outside noise is tricky with sleeping but it was a great location and great view so we just put up w...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thank you for the compliments and for submitting a review of your experience staying with us in Chicago. We're so glad Wallace and the rest of the staff could be such a big help! Hopefully we'll see you again on a future trip.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Completely enjoyed this hotel. The staff was excellently, rooms were comfortable and clean. Parking was free, along with WI-FI. Staff was very accommodating letting me keep my car park the day we checked out while I attended meetings. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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RiverNorthHotel, Manager at Best Western River North Hotel, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We're very glad you had such a great stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again! Thanks for the review.

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Property: Best Western River North Hotel
Address: 125 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Chicago
#66 Family Hotel in Chicago
#80 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#97 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western River North Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the Windy City from the only downtown Chicago hotel that offers deeply discounted parking and convenient location just minutes from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier! The award-winning BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is an affordable and convenient choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Offering great rates, this downtown Chicago hotel makes it easy to explore the city's most famous attractions, from Navy Pier to Sears Tower. World-class shopping along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile is just six blocks away. Some of Chicago's most famous museums are less than two miles away, and visitors of all ages delight in exploring Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. And what visit to Chicago is complete without a ball game? Whether its baseball, basketball or football, this Chicago BEST WESTERN is within five miles of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, The United Center and US Cellular Field. In addition to deeply discounted parking in downtown Chicago, business travelers appreciate that this Chicago hotel is conveniently located near educational, medial and machinery businesses, the Chicago Financial District, and the Chicago Loop Business District. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is just 12 miles away from this Chicago hotel.The BEST WESTERN River North Hotel is known for its great service, friendly staff, cleanliness and amenities that make guests feel at home. Our nicely appointed rooms and suites offer cable TV with HBO(R), free high-speed Wi-Fi, room service, a coffee maker and much more. After a busy day in the bustling city, guests at this Chicago hotel can enjoy a deep-dish pizza at our onsite restaurant, take a dip in our indoor pool, or relax on the sun deck and take in the marvelous city views. ... more   less 
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